BAND CRUSH: LOWER DENS
this baltimore band just wishes we'd chill out...and we're happy to oblige.
Link: Free music from Lower Dens keyboardist and vocalist Carter Tanton
The latest transformation comes in the form of sweeping harmonies, galloping beats, and a sprawling atmospheric sheen that, in some songs, harkens to fellow Baltimore residents Beach House. Filled with reverberation and stocked with heart, the followup disc is a natural extension of the Lower Dens we've known since 2009. They borrowed the album name from the eponymous "smart drugs" (supposedly nootropics enhance your memory and intelligence), and while we can't guarantee Nootropics will up your IQ level, that's okay. It'll make you bliss out, and that's enough for us.
Listen to Lower Dens here.